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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,177
Posted By westerlywinds
Pissed I am 67 I have trouble with my hips The leaned...

I am 67 I have trouble with my hips The leaned forward position is not good for me. When my nephew came with a ZZR 1200 I still took it out. We dont really have corners here in El Paso so Ijust went...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By westerlywinds
manuals

I have used both manuals.I liked the Haines more. They both say use special tool# ... Then the haines says here's how to make one you can use.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,885
Posted By westerlywinds
hoarding?

I've never used the Model T spark plug and head bolt wrench I got when my father died, but I have it and I'm ready the tighten the head if a Model T shows up
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 165,800
Posted By westerlywinds
running solo

I found your post at the beginning. still following.I spent a lot of my life with my permanent address as "BMW motorcycle" I really appreciate how you phrase your words ,Looking in the camper window...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 38,989
Posted By westerlywinds
Cry When I was 15 and hanging out at my uncles garage...

When I was 15 and hanging out at my uncles garage he said go take the wheel off that dodge. It was an early 50s with left hand thread on the left side lug bolts. I was using a big four way lug wrench...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,462
Posted By westerlywinds
Laugh What if they are commuting enthusiastically?

What if they are commuting enthusiastically?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By westerlywinds
Suzuki matic advice

I looked at a 1983 450 suzuki with an automatic transmission. I had not heard of one before. It is straight needs tires motor sounds good.Does anyone have any experience with these? It is short...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-22-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,632
Posted By westerlywinds
When I was Your age I had to get up and walk all...

When I was Your age I had to get up and walk all the way across the room to change channels:huh
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 22,458
Posted By westerlywinds
I'm busy sat I am not sunday my phone is 915 355...

I'm busy sat I am not sunday my phone is 915 355 2694.I get up fairly early If some one is going out .I have been on part of the road to cattlemans I dont have a gps I navigate by the "I wonder where...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 22,458
Posted By westerlywinds
El Paso

Hi I am interested in riding with people I have a klr 250. It is my first dirt bike in about 25 years. I spent most of my life on BMW road bikes. I am now a retired city bus driver and have an open...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By westerlywinds
I got a honda 350 single once .the owner couldn't...

I got a honda 350 single once .the owner couldn't start it I was to get it running then sell it and we would split the money.When it started I wrote to the address and the letter came back,no such...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 165,800
Posted By westerlywinds
Scooter tramp

Hello I read your report so far. I really enjoy your writing style nice photos. I have ridden some Vespas, one in high school one 30 years ago. I am in the tent space thread if you get to El Paso...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By westerlywinds
Cool2 Trail 90

Hi just saw your post. My honda was my father's it is yellow. when he rode it looked like the mosquito fogger. I put the Big Bore kit on it Bored it all the out to 110 cc. not so smoky now I think...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,972
Posted By westerlywinds
long ones

I'm just used to having a long one:lol3. Its a 2000 nissan frontier. I have extended cab and long bed My bed liner has molded in seats to place 2x4 pieces across the bed a 4x8 sheet will fit and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 136,532
Posted By westerlywinds
hi weronica I think you have nice photos. I am at...

hi weronica I think you have nice photos. I am at the edge of El Paso texas and in the tent space thread If you you are here you will be welcome to stay.
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,728
Posted By westerlywinds
I rented a place near Elkton Oregon. One year The...

I rented a place near Elkton Oregon. One year The old boat factory.It had railroad rails set in the floor with enough space to pass the chain underneath.I use a case hardened chain. felt pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 141,863
Posted By westerlywinds
Sounds like a good plan. I am close to El Paso...

Sounds like a good plan. I am close to El Paso and in the tent space thread.:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,934
Posted By westerlywinds
I am left handed and always feel better on hard...

I am left handed and always feel better on hard lefts.
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 134,307
Posted By westerlywinds
I just found your report. I will send good wishes...

I just found your report. I will send good wishes to you. I have seen my thigh bone and knee cap.It is nice when it is just a good story.
Forum: Americas 04-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,691
Posted By westerlywinds
colorado

I was born and grown in colo,now I'm a texan .You already got great suggestions from other people for roads I suggest going to the Box Canyon Falls at Ouray colo. camp close by swim in the 600 foot...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 472,999
Posted By westerlywinds
I put new fork seals and new fork covers on the...

I put new fork seals and new fork covers on the KLR 250. I liked the lawnmower blade knives. I have one made from a big power hack saw used for cutting raliroad rails,endless hours with my whet stone...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 26,516
Posted By westerlywinds
Hi SuttoFl. I just read your report I am in El...

Hi SuttoFl. I just read your report I am in El Paso and in the tent space list. If you make it to this part of Texas look me up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,429
Posted By westerlywinds
Parking

I park in an out of the way spot where cars cant hit me .Not next to the doors often on the small islands at the end of the rows. I carry a cable lock to fasten the bike to something,when I don't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-06-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,650
Posted By westerlywinds
I saw a movie years ago called Take it to the...

I saw a movie years ago called Take it to the limit.I rented it now I would like to have a copy if one is out there.??:deal
Forum: Americas 03-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,981
Posted By westerlywinds
Solo Aussie

Good Idea! I am in El Paso Texas and in the tent space thread. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood :freaky
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By westerlywinds
I rode with one of these for years. It should get...

I rode with one of these for years. It should get easier. I agree with the one who said bent tabs. Its better too tight than too loose. If it falls out and breaks some wires the turn lights are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,605
Posted By westerlywinds
boring?

Was I bored for the ten years I rode my BMW R75/5 all over the U.S. and Canada? Was it boring to ride fire roads for days in the Rockies then 80 mph on the freeways all day loaded heavy with my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 33,812
Posted By westerlywinds
won't make corner

After working several long days I was going home on south I 25 at the last exit by Santa Fe my motorcycle wouldn't make the corner! I was so tired I forgot to slow down I hit the exit about 85...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,961
Posted By westerlywinds
stops

I think the Box Canyon Falls in Ouray (SW) Colorado Is amazing I think you need to go there if in Colo. Very scenic small town Beautiful roads in and out The town swimming pool is hot springs heated...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,409
Posted By westerlywinds
lifting the bike using the wife

Once long ago I was moving my R/75 close to the tongue of my trailer to lock it down while we were going out of town. A rock rolled under my foot and tipped me over I fell with my calf under the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 32,877
Posted By westerlywinds
yard art

Hi tuffenough I am in the middle of your ride report I saw the yard art in Steam boat Springs it is a manure spreader in case your were wondering .Clean the barn pile it in then more or less evenly....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,716
Posted By westerlywinds
I had a small 1/2 cocker spaniel who loved to...

I had a small 1/2 cocker spaniel who loved to ride. I put carpet over the tank I had a Bates handle bar fairing. he liked to lean out around the windshield. he would slowly put his head on my elbow....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By westerlywinds
I think Down to the store is an adventure ride.I...

I think Down to the store is an adventure ride.I think two weeks camping off forest roads in Colo is a longer adventure ride.Never ridden around the world I think that is a real long adventure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,154
Posted By westerlywinds
I hate the fact that I will never have time to...

I hate the fact that I will never have time to ride every motorcycle! I love the fact that I have had a chance to ride as many as I have.:clap
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,161
Posted By westerlywinds
warm hands!

For years I used a home made pair Red car seat vinyl to sort of match the red machine (R/90) I glued 3/4 foam to the material before sewing The foam sealed around the mirror stem The foam was stiff...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,509
Posted By westerlywinds
My winter riding coat for years has been a black...

My winter riding coat for years has been a black leather trench coat. I put velcro at the top so it closes tight under my neck .buckles keep the wrists tight. It is long enough to wrap around my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By westerlywinds
vaseline.YAH

I just used Vaseline today.Rebuilding front brake caliper. I use it on worn out gas valves . lets them seal just a little longer. petroleum product doesn't be bad with gas or oil I think .Will seal...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 219,424
Posted By westerlywinds
minsk??

Hey Mullet I'm Part way through your thread.I jumped ahead to say Great stuff.Like how you talk about this machine and your rebuild.Just think how fast the next two will go as you are an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 30,903
Posted By westerlywinds
Harley put downs ? I lived in Connecticut for a...

Harley put downs ? I lived in Connecticut for a few years. There was The Red Dog Saloon in Newtown ? I could get there on a 40 mile loop or a 100 mile loop I lived in Guilford on the coast. Several...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 90,993
Posted By westerlywinds
creepy

I was camping with my friend as one of two occupied sites in the only open campground in Acadia Park in Maine It was April. I had home made saddle bags I carried over the gas tank., they had Velcro...
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